Planning Underway for In-Person AUSA Annual Meeting

Planning Underway for In-Person AUSA Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
Photo by: AUSA/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

The Association of the U.S. Army is designing a first-class and safe in-person 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition in close coordination with the District of Columbia and with the full support of the U.S. Army. 

Scheduled for Oct. 11–13, the AUSA Annual Meeting will include industry exhibits, speeches by Army leaders and topical forums providing insight into the current state of the world's most powerful land force as well as a discussion of its future plans. 

AUSA is also preparing a virtual meeting option for those who prefer to participate from home. 

Details are under development, with additional information to be sent out this summer. 

Working closely with the Army, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and District of Columbia government, there are understandably many uncertainties due to COVID-19. The possibility remains that circumstances could again make it legally and practically impossible for AUSA to hold its Annual Meeting in person. 

We are evaluating how we might restructure this year’s event with virtual components. At a minimum, in-person attendance will likely be limited by health and safety restrictions. 

Registration is expected to open later this summer. A decision on when housing will open will also be made soon. Additional updates on this year’s AUSA Annual Meeting will be sent in the coming months. 

We continue to work closely with military and local officials to better understand what restrictions may still be in place as we plan for this year’s event. The health and safety of our attendees, the local community and staff will remain our top priority.